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Virgin Media announces big discounts for new and existing customers

Virgin Media announces big discounts for new and existing customers

From today, new Virgin Media customers signing up for a TV, broadband and home phone bundle will get a €50 discount every month, for the first 6 months.

At 9am this morning, Virgin Media made its move in the winter price war of 2016. And a big move it was!

The company has announced a range of new discounts and there’s something in there for existing customers as well as newbies.

As we always say here at bonkers.ie, it can be really difficult to tell good value from not-so-good value in the notoriously complex world of broadband bundles. But Virgin Media’s new offers are nice and straightforward.

Basically, new Tripleplay (that’s TV, broadband and home phone) customers will get €50 off their bill every month for the first 6 months, saving €300 in total. It’s actually the equivalent of getting free TV for 6 months.

Meanwhile, existing customers who add a new product will get €20 off that product every month for 4 months, saving €80 in the process.

These discounts sound pretty good in isolation, but I’m sure you’re wondering what your bill will actually cost, what you’ll get for your money and whether or not there are any catches.

So, let’s take a closer look.

What's on offer to new customers?

If you aren’t an existing Virgin Media customer at the moment, here are some of the Tripleplay products you can sign up for now and get €300 off the standard price.

Option 1:

360 Mb unlimited broadband

Horizon Max TV (100+ digital TV channels)

Mobile World (unlimited free calls to mobiles and landlines in Ireland and 22 international destinations)

€45 a month for 6 months, €95 a month thereafter

12-month contract

Year one cost of €840 - Sign up to Virgin Media's 360 Mb broadband, Horizon Max TV and Mobile World deal now

Option 2:

360 Mb unlimited broadband

Horizon TV (50+ digital TV channels)

Mobile World (unlimited free calls to mobiles and landlines in Ireland and 22 international destinations)

€40 a month for 6 months, €90 a month thereafter

12-month contract

Year one cost of €780

Option 3:

240 Mb unlimited broadband

Horizon Max TV (100+ digital TV channels)

Anytime World (free calls to landlines in Ireland and 400 minutes of calls to landlines in 22 international destinations)

€35 a month for 6 months, €85 a month thereafter

12-month contract

Year one cost of €720 - Sign up to Virgin Media's 240 Mb, Horizon Max TV and Anytime World deal now

Option 4:

240 Mb unlimited broadband

Horizon TV (50+ digital TV channels)

Anytime World (free calls to landlines in Ireland and 400 minutes of calls to landlines in 22 international destinations)

€30 a month for 6 months, €80 a month thereafter

Year one cost of €660 - Sign up to Virgin Media's 240 Mb broadband, Horizon TV and Anytime World deal now

As you can see, that €300 discount is there to be had regardless of which broadband, TV and home phone plan you go with. Nice and simple.

Video 1: Interview with Virgin Media's VP of Commercial, Paul Farrell

What's on offer to existing customers?

So that’s what’s on offer to new customers, and there are savings available to existing customers too.

If you’re already getting a service from Virgin Media, you can add another product and get a €20 discount every month for the first 4 months. So, €80 off in total.

For example, if you’re currently getting 360 Mb broadband and a home phone plan from Virgin Media, you can add Horizon Max TV and pay €75 a month for the first 4 months. After that, the monthly price will go up to €95.

Anything else?

As part of this morning’s announcement, Virgin Media also revealed that they were doing away with the €10 downgrade fee they had been charging.

So, from today, if you want to cancel a premium channel after 30 days, or want to downgrade to a lower-tier deal, you can do so without incurring a penalty. Makes sense.

Also, if you lose your remote control outside of its 90-day warranty, you can replace it now for a reduced price of €10.

How do I sign up?

Virgin Media’s €300 discount to new Tripleplay customers is one of the most competitive deals on the market right now, and with the company only requiring a 12-month contract, it’s likely to be very popular in the run up to Christmas.

You can sign up to your choice of Virgin Media Tripleplay deals on bonkers.ie right now!

Video 2: Virgin Media's new discounts explained


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